Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Meizhou Wuhuabaishizhang National Mining Park, Guangdong

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1535

This mining park is located in the Baishiyan molybdenum-tungsten mine in northwestern Wuhua County, Meizhou City, Guangdong Province. It was approved by the Ministry of Land and Resources in 2010 and has an area of 2 km2. The Baishi molybdenum deposit is one of several molybdenum and tungsten deposits discovered and mined in China. Unlike other open-cast mines in China and abroad, the medium-sized Baishi molybdenum and tungsten deposit is mined underground from quartz veins. After the closure of the mines, the underground roads and tracks were preserved. The previous mining activities exposed many interesting geological phenomena and mineralisation associations with the enrichment of molybdenum and tungsten in the external contact zone, which clearly shows the evolution and dynamic processes of molybdenum-tungsten deposits. Because of the long mining history, the park is used as cultural and historical heritage to show mineral processing equipment and tools and is of high...

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